Another Punjabi community activist gets Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Montreal based Sukhjinder Singh Gill has also been selected to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to his community.

“This is a great honour for me and my community,” said Gill, an eminent transporter by profession.

Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament, presented the Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal to Sukhjinder Singh Gill living in Montreal, Quebec on December 9th 2012.

Hailing from Luddan village falling under district Hoshiarpur in Indian Punjab, he came to Canada in 1991.He has been creatively active, socially vibrant, and philanthropically contributing ever since he moved to Canada.

Presently, he’s a member of Board of Directors at the Sikh Temple in Dollard-Des-Ormeaux. He has also actively taken part in Federal and Provincial politics by volunteering and offering his support at several community events. He was also the brain behind many community events in Montreal , including those on health awareness and against social evils like female foeticide.

Sukhjinder, who lives in Montreal, Quebec is married to Gurjit Kaur and the couple has two daughters, Gurjinder and Harneet.

The special award celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne 60 years ago and, during the year, is being presented to outstanding Canadians “who have made a significant contribution to Canada or to their province and community.”